Thursday, May 15, 2008

Edwards endorses Obama

By Michael J.W. Stickings

I'll have more on this later.

(Short view: It's a significant endorsement, of course, and the timing is excellent for Obama -- the CW was that the window for Edwards to have any meaningful influence on the race was closed, but, instead, his endorsement is a major boost for Obama at just the right time. Having been beaten soundly in West Virginia, facing a loss in Kentucky, having problems connecting with working-class voters, and trying to move into general-election mode as the presumptive nominee even as Hillary continues to fight it out, Obama needed such a boost, even though he's ahead of Hillary according to every meaningful metric. And, as a former Edwards supporter who has come to admire Obama so much over the past several months, I'm thrilled. It's fantastic to see them standing side-by-side and to have Edwards make such a strong case for Obama.)

Here's the full clip of Edwards's remarks:

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